Faculty Professional  Development


November 3rd and 16th

The Causes of Anxiety in the Classroom

Facilitators: Dr. Tim Harrison and Denise Walker

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

  1. Nov. 3rd, 10:00 - 11:00am, Room H245
  2. Nov. 16th, 2:00 - 3:00pm, Room H147

Summary:  Stress is a part of life. The session will explore the known and unknown factors of stress relevant to students. We will give strategies for before an incident, as well as what to do when it manifests itself in the classroom.

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Tuesday, August 22nd

Mobile Technology in the Anatomy Lab

Presenter: Dale Ledford

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: F118, Time 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: In this session, faculty will learn methods, to incorporate into anatomy and other morphology based labs, to enhance learning using mobile devices. Apps will include:

  •      iMotion to make stop motion animations of topics (Blood flow as it relates to heart        anatomy).
  •      Aviary to label photo of models and specimens.
  • D2L based quizzes in labs and using iPad for immediate feedback.
  • Open discussion of usefulness. 

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face. Use this Zoom link if you will not attend in person.


SQ3R - An Effective Study Tool for Improved Student Learning

Presenter: Carla Green

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: H145, Time: 10:00 – 11:00am

Summary: The SQ3R study method was introduced in 1946 and is used throughout many higher education institutions to improve student learning outcomes.  By demonstrating the sequential process, instructors can teach effective techniques in studying to students and enable them to retain more content through applying, analyzing, and evaluating information.  The SQ3R tool includes 5 areas:  survey, question, read, recite, and review.  Simplified explanations of the tool and each area will be given in handout form to those who attend.  Attendees are encouraged to use this information to assist students in any area of learning to improve success.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face. Use this Zoom link if you will not attend in person.


Ways to Implement Change in the Classroom without Anxiety:  A Step-by-Step Approach

Presenter: Carla Green

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: H145, Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm

Summary:  This session will include step-by-step ways to implement changes within the learning environment to better facilitate learning among a diverse student population.  Learning methods and styles are acknowledged while focusing on accommodating various student populations.  Becoming a more flexible instructor will include implementing transition without disruption and chaos in the classroom.  Four categories of teaching will be addressed to illustrate new ways to approach teaching content, expose students to various learning methods, encourage more collaboration in the classroom, and to improve overall success rates.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you will not attend in person.

Library – Can’t Live Without It

Presenter: Virginia Salmon and Amy Lippo

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: Library 106, Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Summary: Participants will be presented information on what the Library can do for you and your students.  Instruction, research guides, embedded librarian for your class(es), assignment collaboration – we can make it personal!  Let the Library help you and your students with resources to take stress out of completing assignments.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you will not attend in person.

Developing Accessible Educational Documents in Word

Presenter: Rick Merritt

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: C2308, Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Summary: Going forward TBR requires new documents to be in an accessible format.  Legacy documents will be converted at a later time.  Thus, this hands on session will demonstrate and allow faculty to create documents that are accessible.  

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Fighting Plagiarism in a Digital World: the Importance of Getting Students to Think (and Write) on their Own, How Turnitin Can Help

Presenter: Sandra Hiortdahl

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: Library 226, Time: 4:00 – 4:45pm

Summary: In this session, particularly as it pertains to student writing, attendees will learn about the rise of plagiarism in its many forms in academia. Turnitin will be used to demonstrate how it can help fight the most serious cases of "theft," but also show ways it helps to ferret out the newer trends in student plagiarism (i.e. "web sampling" and "thesaurus bending"). Participants will also learn the importance of helping students learn how to use and cite scholarly sources so that they are less inclined to “internet sample.”

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you will not attend in person.